Migrating birds choose routes with the best wind and uplift conditions, helping them to fly nonstop for hundreds of kilometers … More
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Originally planted with a rich array of edible and medicinal flora for people to use, forest gardens are now a source of food for animals and pollinators. While human activities, such as industrial land management, are often seen as being harmful to biodiversity, their study shows how Indigenous practices have benefited the health and resilience of forest ecosystems in the long-term, the researchers say.
The paper “debunks an important myth” in conservation circles, says Massachusetts Institute of Technology aerospace engineer Danielle Wood, who studies technology and international development but was not involved with the new work. By offering a long-term look at humans’ impact on the planet, the study reveals that it’s not people per se that send biodiversity on a downward spiral, but it’s instead the overexploitation of resources, she explains. If their practices are sustainable, “humans don’t have to be removed,” to save the world’s species.
If you’re in Humanitarian or Environmental work, this could be for you. The A in April is for Asking. It … More
Since 1970, bird populations in North America have declined by approximately 2.9 billion birds, a loss of more than one … More